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CARROWAY BLUES [Kindle Edition]

Tony Sullivan
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Book Description

Carroway Blues

By Whitbread Prize short-listed author, Tony Sullivan.

In the 1950s Denis Ducane, halfway through his National Service, meets bookseller Martin Carroway and falls for his daughter Petra, a budding concert pianist. But Petra loves another. Demobbed, Denis attends university. He wants to bring middle-class culture to the working-class, but this is forgotten when he falls in love with academia and becomes involved in a ludicrous chase after a first-class degree. Some years later he meets the Carroways again. They are now eager to marry him to Petra, but the marriage is eventually spoiled by a revelation from her past. The couple separate but meet again some years later. However, their reunion is overshadowed by a tragic discovery.

Balancing the Carroway element is Denis’s closeness with his Liverpool family, especially with his younger sister Abigail. Another important theme is the cultural emancipation of the working class during twenty years, illustrated by Denis’s progress as an educator and that of his brother-in-law, a popular playwright and treacherous friend.

Published by The Electronic Book Company

Product Details

  • File Size: 464 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publisher: The Electronic Book Company (March 18, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007M90IPE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,119,664 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars carroway blues May 1, 2012
By guido
Format:Kindle Edition
Carroway Blues will stick in my mind long after most books

I've read have faded into oblivion. The story spans several decades of the

mid to late 20th century and offers fascinating insights into the class-ridden

Britain of some 40 -50 years ago.

Like all tragicomedies, getting the balance of tension between the tragic and

the comic just right isn't easy. To be successful, this genre of book has to be

written by an author at the top of his game. Tony Sullivan is such an author.

Carroway Blues is written with deftness and assurance by a writer of

exceptional ability.

Read it. You won't be disappointed
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More About the Author

I was born in Liverpool and found the dole very helpful while writing my first novels; I also worked in various of jobs before going to Liverpool University.

I became an English teacher but continued to write books, and had three of my novels accepted by the publisher Andre Deutsch Ltd. The first was short-listed for the Whitbread First Novel Award. All three books received excellent reviews.

I have a number of unpublished novels that will be issued as ebooks throughout 2012. I now live with my wife and laptop in rural Lancashire.

My newly published ebook, Mad Hannah Rafferty was short-listed for the MIND Book of the Year when first published in print.

I have also had some excellent reviews for my print books which will be published as ebooks in 2012.

Here's a few review snippets:

You can read more on my website:


'In The Palm House is a fine debut; Mr Sullivan is a
novelist to watch' - Daily Telegraph

'Tony Sullivan has shown himself to be a writer of dazzling
ability' - Lancashire Life


'Hannah Rafferty's deftly written story will remain in the
mind long after gaudier and more celebrated fiction has
been forgotten' - Sunday Times


'All would-be writers should read this funny, insightful
and assured novel' - Sunday Times


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